Whidbey Weekly, November 24, 2016

Page 1

November 24 through November 30, 2016

Whidbey for the Holidays Lighting of Langley

Saturday, November 26, 4pm

Langley sparkles with the annual Lighting of Langley celebration at Langley Park at Second & Anthes. Enjoy singing carols, sipping hot cider and cocoa—and Santa! The annual tree lighting kicks off the holiday season in the Village By the Sea.

Greening of Coupeville Saturday, December 3, 4-5pm

Historic Coupeville will be dressed up in greens with white lights and red bows. Watch the Christmas parade on Front Street with, of course, Santa Claus. The evening is capped off with the tree lighting at the museum. Weather permitting there will be a boat parade on Penn Cove.

Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 3, 4-8pm

Carolers and musicians will be traveling around downtown entertaining shoppers. Santa will arrive in style to light the Christmas Tree located at the corner of Dock Street and Pioneer Way. The Holiday Market will be open and you can vote for your favorite Toy Soldiers.

More Local Events inside


SARA Harvest GA Fest Races FREE Coupeville Green ORCHESTRA FAMILY Coupeville WHIDBEY Island


Music Director | Conductor









Whidbey Weekly

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED.

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OWNED.

ON TRACK with Jim Freeman

While we are passing around the gravy and ladle, how about a few chuckles to go with our less than sage dressing?

Thanks to our interactive readers for sharing some fun you found on the world wide web. Keep these copyright violations coming. We love 'em. In order to facilitate the expediency of our chortles, Happy Thanksgiving. May our sense of humor rise again. Cranky shopper A very cranky old woman was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store. She gave everyone a hard time, from the store manager to the security guard to the arresting officer who took her away, complaining and criticizing throughout the process. When she appeared before the judge, the judge asked what she had stolen from the store. The lady defiantly replied, "Just a stupid can of peaches." The judge then asked why she had done it. She replied, "I was hungry and forgot to bring any cash to the store." The judge asked how many peaches were in the can. She replied, "Nine, but what do you care about that?" The judge patiently said, "Well, ma'am, because I'm going to give you nine days in jail, one day for each peach." As the judge was about to drop his gavel, the lady's long-suffering husband raised his hand and asked if he might speak. The judge said, "Yes, what do you have to add?" The husband said, "Your Honor, she also stole a can of peas." Duffy's Corner I very quietly confided to my best friend that I was having an affair. She turned to me and asked, "Are you having it catered?" Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, "How old was your husband?" "98," she replied: "Two years older than me" "So you're 96," the undertaker commented. She responded, "Hardly worth going home, is it?" Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman: "And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the reporter asked. She simply replied, "No peer pressure." I've sure gotten old! I have outlived my feet and my teeth. I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take forty different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver's license. I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over. An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told her preacher she had two final requests. First, she wanted to be cremated, and second, she wanted her ashes scattered over Wal-Mart. “Wal-Mart?" the preacher exclaimed. "Why WalMart?" "Then I'll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week" My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be. It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker. These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, 'For fast relief.' The Senility Prayer Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Whidbey Weekly




Another joke from someone I called an old school friend and asked what he was doing. He replied he was working on "Aquathermal treatment of ceramics, aluminium and steel under a constrained environment." I was really impressed.

Upon further query, I discovered he was actually washing dishes, pots and pans with hot water. Under his wife's supervision, of course.


Driver less truck Yesterday, in my haste to make a deposit of cash before it did not cover the late fees on the pending automatic withdrawal, I failed to set the parking brake on my truck. I am not even sure I put the gear selector in Park. What a break that was, for everyone not concerned. My three decade old truck reversed my previous commands, while I was gone, with a backwards, ninety degree, left hand turn, rolling, and then stopping dead quick on the curb. Thank God for the guy or gal who invented curbs. Maybe an ancestor of the Mike Curb Generation? You may groan here.

PHONE: (360)682-2341

FAX: (360)682-2344



Publisher & Editor.......................................................... Eric Marshall Marketing Representatives................Penny Hill, Roosevelt Rumble Graphic Design............................................................. Teresa Besaw Production Manager......................................................TJ Pierzchala Office Administrator................................................Marchelle Bright Circulation Manager............................................................ Jon Wynn

Contributing Writers Jim Freeman Wesley Hallock Kae Harris Carey Ross Ed Oldham Kathy Reed

Volume 8, Issue 48 | © MMXVI Whidbey Weekly

PUBLISHED and distributed every week. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. The Whidbey Weekly cannot be held responsible for the quality of goods or services supplied by advertisers in this publication. Articles, unless otherwise stated, are by contribution and therefore the Whidbey Weekly is not in a position to validate any comments, recommendations or suggestions made in these articles. Submitted editorial is NOT guaranteed to be published. DEADLINES: The Whidbey Weekly is a submission based editorial with contributing writers. Please feel free to submit any information (please limit to 200 words) that you would like to share with the Whidbey Weekly. You may submit by email to editor@whidbeyweekly.com, by fax to (360)682-2344 or by postal mail to PO Box 1098, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Submitted editorial is NOT guaranteed to be published. Deadline for all submissions is one week prior to issue date. For more information, please visit www.whidbeyweekly.com.

When I came out of the bank, after using the foyer night drop, to see my truck in a different location, I asked myself, “How did that get there? Did I do that? Do I dare ask the woman who was parked next to me? Should I ask the bank if I can see the security footage?” Lessons learned–Slow down when you turn, set your brake when you stop, and never use a night drop in the day time. Ragged Old Flag Several Regency on Whidbey Vets have asked me to re-print the Johnny Cash poem we shared on Veterans Day. Thanks to Johnny Cash, his patriotic poem from 1974, Ragged Old Flag. Imagine a fife and drum choir underscoring Johnny's voice. I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench an old man was sitting there I said, your old courthouse is kinda run down He said, naw, it'll do for our little town I said, your old flagpole has leaned a little bit And that's a ragged old flag you got hanging on it He said, have a seat, and I sat down Is this the first time you've been to our little town? I said, I think it is He said, I don't like to brag But we're kinda proud of that ragged old flag You see, we got a little hole in that flag there when Washington took it across the Delaware And it got powder-burned the night Francis Scott Key Sat watching it writing say can you see And it got a bad rip in New Orleans With Packingham and Jackson tuggin' at its seams And it almost fell at the Alamo Beside the Texas flag, but she waved on though She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill There was Robert E. Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg And the south wind blew hard on that ragged old flag On Flanders field in World War one She got a big hole from a Bertha gun She turned blood red in World War Two She hung limp and low a time or two She was in Korea and Vietnam She went where she was sent by Uncle Sam She waved from our ships upon the Briny foam And now they've about quit waving her back here at home In her own good land here she's been abused She's been burned, dishonored, denied, and refused And the government for which she stands Is scandalized throughout the land And she's getting threadbare and wearing thin But she's in good shape for the shape she's in 'Cause she's been through the fire before And I believe she can take a whole lot more So we raise her up every morning We take her down every night We don't let her touch the ground and we fold her up right On second thought, I do like to brag 'Cause I'm mighty proud of that ragged old flag. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.



Whidbey Weekly


Bits & Pieces Performances of King John will take place in the Phil Tarro Theatre from February 24-March 5. For more information, email damond.morris@ skagit.edu, or call (360) 416-6636. [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]

Greening of Coupeville First Annual Coupeville Caroling Competition

On November 19, the Knights of Columbus gathered to bag and deliver 2,000 lbs of potatoes to the Help House in Oak Harbor. This is one example of the many charitable works that the Knights do for the local community. [Submitted by Dan Olvera]

Skagit Valley College Drama Department Auditions Announced Calling all Medieval Fighters! The Skagit Valley College Drama Department announces that auditions for the Winter Quarter production, King John, will take place in the Phil Tarro Theatre on November 28 and 30, 3:30pm and 6:30pm. The evil King John, remembered for his escapades with Robin Hood, battles with the French, the Pope, and his own aristocracy, is kicking off Shakespeare’s histories in the SVC Drama Department. King John will be presented in authentic medieval costumes and will include swordplay. A one minute audition piece is encouraged.

Historic Coupeville is aglow with white lights, red bows and green greens. Non-profits in the Coupeville area are invited to join the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association on Saturday, December 17 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, for a fun-spirited way of celebrating the holidays and earning money for their non-profit. Historic Coupeville will rock with good cheer and merry music from 1:00pm to 3:00pm while Central Whidbey nonprofits battle for best Coupeville Carolers’ bragging rights, cash prizes and donations! Registration deadline is December 14. Participation is free. Contact Vickie Chambers at vchambers2@hotmail.com, (360) 320-1143, or Mel Rodman at thecrowsroost.info@gmail.com for a registration form. Teams need to have 4-10 people and be prepared to sing a cappella; no instruments of any kind may accompany carolers. The contest is non-sectarian and carolers may present any music of the season. Caroling teams may have donation boxes to collect donations for their nonprofit organization. In addition to donations, voting ballets will be handed out to visitors. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams based on the ballot count: 3rd prize: $75, 2nd prize $125 and 1st prize $300. [Submitted by Vickie Chambers]





Whidbey Islands Premier Fundraising Auction & Gala Featuring Actor, Comedian & Professional Celebrity Auctioneer Fred Northup, Jr. Formal Dinner Prepared by Celebrity Chef Scott Fraser Music & Entertainment provided by Charlie Moore–DJ’s Unlimited Tickets $100 Per Person

TEDDY BEAR BREAKFAST 2 Seatings 9 & 10:30 AM


12 & Under


13 & Under

The Festival of Trees is a benefit for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Island County. For more information, please call (360) 279-0644 or visit www.bbbsislandcounty.org This event is made possible in part with funds from

Festive, Fun, Creative Adventures for the Holidays in Langley Escape the crowds with leisurely shopping in the charming seaside village of Langley. Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, the town is transformed into a festive, creative holiday destination. Artists are invited to go wild with imagination and holiday cheer by decorating downtown Langley doors and windows. This creative outdoor gallery is sponsored by Langley Main Street Association and fast becoming a highly-anticipated affair. Langley sparkles for the holidays with the annual Lighting of Langley community celebration at 4:00pm Saturday, November 26 in Langley Park. Enjoy singing carols, sipping hot cider and cocoa, and Santa! This annual tree-lighting, on the corner of Second St. and Anthes Ave., kicks off the holiday season in the Village by the Sea. Langley hosts its annual holiday parade at 11:00am on Saturday, December 3. Musicians, service and youth groups, pets, families and floats will march up and down First and Second Streets. This year, there will be a give away of three crisp $100 bills! Keep the cash or donate to your favorite charity. Cash awards will go to: the most festive entry, the entry with the most lights, and the entry with the most elves. Once the parade is over, stay for lunch or dinner and a bit of shopping. Participating stores are open late for a festive evening Shop & Stroll; allowing locals and visitors alike to shop ’til they drop while enjoying the First Saturday Art Walk. It could be an especially merry holiday for one lucky individual who shops locally in Langley this holiday season, starting November 25. Participating Langley Chamber of Commerce member businesses are offering one ticket for each $20 spent by shoppers in their stores. On Saturday, December 17, one ticket holder will win $1,000 in the Very Merry $1,000 Giveaway held at 1:00pm at Boy & Dog Park sponsored by Whidbey Island Bank. Winners must be present to win. In addition, the Langley Chamber of Commerce will be giving away All Wrapped Up themed baskets for that someone special on your shopping list. The same day, the winning artists who participated in Langley Main Street’s Deck the Doors contest will be announced. Three creative people will each win $1,000. For more information, go to www.visitlangley.com [Submitted by Lorinda Kay, Langley Main Street Association]

American Legion Auxiliary Seeking Toys & Sweats The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 141 Langley is asking their neighbors to please donate a new, unbreakable gifts for either sex and any age to their club by December 2. These will be used by hospital bound veterans to give as Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Also, we are having their Sweats for Vets until December 15. Please donate, for either sex, adult sweat pants or tops. They will be given to our local VRC and hospitals for veterans comfort. Please call The American Legion at (360) 321-5696 or Libby at (425) 308-1894 for more information. [Submitted by Libby McCauley]

Whidbey Community Chorus Christmas Concerts Join the Whidbey Community Chorus in celebrating the advent of Christmas at their annual holiday concerts. “Glad Tidings” under the direction of new director Darren McCoy, will include seasonal favorites “Carol of the Bells” and “White Christmas,” while exploring a few older carols such as “Fum, Fum, Fum” and “Pat-A-Pan. A few pieces, such as “The Moon Is Distant from the Sea” by David Childs will be less traditional or holiday-themed. Darren McCoy is in his ninth year as choir director at Oak Harbor High School and is “excited about seeing where the Whidbey Community Chorus is headed.”

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED. McCoy’s award-winning school choir, The Harbor Singers, will perform at the Friday concert. Performances are Friday, December 2, at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 4, at 4:00pm at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor. Admission is free, but donations are very gratefully accepted. For more information, call Kay at (360) 678-4148 or check the chorus website at https://sites.google.com/site/whidbeycommunitychorus/home. [Submitted by Kay Foss]

White Christmas By Irving Berlin, David Ives, and Paul Blake Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) proudly presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas - The Musical, directed by Michael Morgen with musical direction by Sheila Weidendorf, this coming December 2 – 17. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. The dazzling score features well known standards including: Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean, and the perennial favorite White Christmas. It’s a must-see classic in a lavish new musical perfect for the whole family. The story follows veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, who have a successful song-anddance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters in route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this heartwarming show that brings generations together, invokes nostalgia and of course, delivers all the song and dance you could hope for in a musical!” said cast member Kendra Lyons. Join us for this uplifting, nostalgic nod to the perfect Christmas we all dream about. Show dates are December 2 - 17, times are Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $24 for adults, $20 for seniors/military, $17 for youth/matinee. Online tickets are available until noon the day of the show at www.wicaonline.org. For tickets by phone, call the Box Office at (360) 221-8268 or (800) 638-7631. You can also buy tickets in person at the Box Office at 565 Camano Ave in Langley between 1:00pm and 6:00pm Wednesday through Saturday, or two hours before any show. [Submitted by Tristan Steel, WICA]

Christmas Concert Featuring Seattle’s Total Experience Gospel Choir Seattle’s Total Experience Gospel Choir will return to Oak Harbor for a special Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 4 at 2:00pm. There is no admission charge for this wonderful holiday event, which will take place at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 555 SE Regatta Drive. Cash donations will be accepted to help the choir’s ministries, and attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Oak Harbor’s Help House food bank. The choir, under the direction of Pastor Pat Wright, was organized in 1973, and today it is made up of people of all ages and colors from throughout the area. It has celebrated the Word of God in song in 36 states and 28 countries. For more information, please visit www.ststephensofoakharbor.org or call the church office at (360) 279-0715. [Submitted by Harry Anderson]

Navy Band Performing Free Holiday Concert in Oak Harbor Navy Band Northwest will present a free holiday concert for the local community on Sunday, December 4, at 3:00pm in the Oak Harbor High School’s Performing Arts Center. This year’s event is sure to be a heartwarming musical evening for the entire family. The Navy Musicians perform in various musical units including the Ceremonial and Parade Bands, Popular Music Group, Brass Band, Brass Quintet, woodwind chamber groups, and a Protocol Jazz Combo. Performing nearly 500 engagements each year and encompassing both military and civilian events, Navy Band

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OWNED. Northwest is the premier United States Navy musical organization in the Northwest. Navy Band Northwest is under the leadership of its Director, Lt. Bruce Mansfield, and falls operationally under the command of Rear Admiral Gary Mayes, Commander Navy Region Northwest. The street address for the high school is #1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Tickets are not required. [Submitted by Mike Welding, NASWI]

High Schoolers Tackle Political Satire in Whidbey Children’s Theater Production of Hinterland Whidbey Children’s Theater is proud to announce Hinterland, by Matt Cameron, the first WCTeen Blackbox production of their 35th Anniversary Season, Do You Believe in Magic?

Whidbey Weekly

providing direct grants and loans to community members. Craft3, a non-profit organization, was selected by the RLP to administer the fund and deliver Clean Water Loans directly to community members in need.

Hinterland is made possible with generous support from Sophia Goode & Rob Hawkins

Craft3 is a local, non-profit, non-bank community development financial institution lender that has grown since 1994 to serve the Pacific Northwest. Craft3’s strong track record of water quality improvements in Puget Sound and Coastal counties (over 700 clean water project loans completed already) and their loans offering lower income households reduced interest rates and no or partialpayments, made them a natural fit. Craft3 offers Clean Water Loans that make it easier to fit the complete cost of designing, permitting, installing and maintaining a septic system into a household budget. In some cases, financing a connection to a nearby municipal sewer system may be available.

Whidbey Children’s Theater is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization providing education for youth through the performing arts for 35 years. For more information, phone (360) 221-8707 or email contact@wctmagic.org [Submitted by Kathryn Lynn Morgen, Whidbey Children’s Theater]

Island County Joins Regional Loan Program for Septic Repairs A program that helps homeowners and the environment expands In the early 1990s Island County Public Health began a septic system financial assistance program as septic system repair or replacement can be a severe financial burden for homeowners. Since then, over 2 million dollars have been loaned or granted to repair or replace septic systems in Island County. Despite the success in the local program, Island County saw an opportunity to improve the program and provide additional support for the community.

Commissioned by Melbourne Theatre Company and Nominated for a New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award, Hinterland is an exceptionally witty and dark satire drawing inspiration from European absurdist theatre.

In 2015, a new regional partnership was formed with 11 counties (Clallam, Grays Harbor, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom), Washington State Department of Health and Washington State Department of Ecology. This partnership, also referred to as the Regional Loan Program (RLP), is intended to provide efficiently delivered and flexible lending options to repair or replace failing septic systems across a multi-county region. Acknowledging the opportunity to provide enhanced loan services to the community, Island County initiated participation with the RLP and are now considered to be another partner. As a result, Island County Public Health will no longer be



This production is recommended for audiences ages 12 and up. Tickets are available through the WCT website at www.wctmagic.org or through BrownPaperTickets at http://hinterlandwct.bpt.me/

Hinterland, directed by Lucy Pearce (local credits include Island Shakespeare Festival, WICA, and Proof at WCT) opens in the WCTeen Blackbox on Friday, December 9 and continues for two weekends through Sunday, December 18, with matinees at 2:00pm each Sunday and evening shows on Friday and Saturdays at 7:00pm. Audience members are encouraged to get tickets early, as seating is limited, and arrive to the theater by 6:45pm as there is no late seating.

Afraid of the dark and plagued by power failure, Henry Quealy is living in the shadow of terror. Returning one day from his job as a door-to-door salesman selling doors, Henry discovers a hitherto hidden portal in the wall of his home. The government declares Henry a shadow of his former self — literally — and he is taken away through the mystery door. Hinterland is a satirical comedy about the divided self and the paranoia of the insular state.


Craft3 Clean Water Loans will allow homeowners to pay for: Septic system design. Relevant permits. Installation of the new septic system. Essential safety measures, such as those to prevent children from falling into septic tanks.

Growler Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Review The Navy published a notice of availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for EA-18G Growler airfield operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in the Federal Register Thursday, November 10, 2016. The Draft EIS is available for review on the project website (www.whidbeyeis.com). Hard copies are also available at area public libraries. The release of the Draft EIS begins a 75-day public comment period, which will conclude January 25, 2017. This represents an extended public comment period to support public participation in this process. The Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental effects associated with the addition of up to 36 Growler aircraft and the continuation and increase of Growler airfield operations at Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville. The Draft EIS includes three alternatives, all of which entail an addition of either 35 or 36 additional aircraft to be based at NAS Whidbey Island. The Draft EIS also analyzes three different options for the distribution of Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations between Ault Field and OLF Coupeville. Growler operations will increase under all alternatives analyzed in this Draft EIS. This increase will result in a total number of annual operations at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex similar to what was seen in the mid-1990s.

In order to qualify for loan funding one of the following must apply: Your septic system must be at least 25 years old. Your septic system is failing and you have evidence to support it. You have been contacted by Health Officials regarding your septic system failure. You are under orders by Health Officials to fix your septic system.

The Navy previously held two scoping meetings in 2013 and 2014. The DEIS addresses input from the public from these two scoping periods. Alternatives presented at scoping meetings analyzing fewer additional aircraft than 35 were not carried forward in the Draft EIS because Congress has purchased more aircraft than was reflected in those earlier alternatives.

Clean Water Loans are available for owner or non-owner occupied properties. Rentals and second homes are also eligible for the loan program. To learn more, please contact Craft3 at www.Craft3.org. [Submitted by Jill Dinehart Wood, Environmental Health Director, ICPH]

The Navy will host five open-house meetings to provide members of the public the opportunity to ask questions of Navy representatives and submit comments on the Draft EIS analBITS & PIECES

continued on page


DONATIONS NEEDED! FREE PICK UP! Your donations are tax deductible! Support Habitat For Humanity With Your Gently Used Appliances & Furniture EEK: W A S Y A D 7 4pm NS OPEN O I m T a A 1 C 1 O y L a H d T n BO m • Su p 5 m a 0 1 y a rd Monday-Satu Your Support Helps Place Families In Homes of Island County


OAK HARBOR • 290 SE Pioneer


store@islandcountyhabitat.com www.habitatfurnitureandmore.info


FREELAND STORE ONLY We carry building materials: Cabinets, hardware, doors and flooring. (Bring donations of building supplies to Freeland location)



DONATIONS ACCEPTED 7 DAYS A WEEK! Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.



Whidbey Weekly

What’s Going On

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED. raffle ticket at the door for surprise drawings! Located at 16691 Highway 525. For more information, call (360) 321-5636.

VFW Sunday Breakfast Every Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm VFW Post 7392, 3037 Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor Breakfast includes eggs, omelets, French toast, pancakes, hash browns, fruit selection, coffee, tea and so much more. For more information, call (360) 675-4048.

All entries are listed chronologically, unless there are multiple entries for the same venue or are connected to a specific organization (such as Sno-Isle Libraries) in which case all entries for that venue or organization are listed collectively in chronological order under one heading.

16th Annual North Whidbey Community Harvest Celebration Thursday, November 24, 11:00am-4:00pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. Everyone is invited for a free dinner. And if you don’t want to leave your house, delivery is available. Want to volunteer? Call (360) 240-0175.

Community Potluck Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24, 12:00pm-2:30pm Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Turkeys, ham, bread and gravy provided. Bring your own side dish and utensils and dishes. Please contact lisa@pacificnorthwestartschool. org if you would like to donate turkeys, hams and/or volunteer!

Holiday Market on Pioneer Friday, November 25, 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday, November 26, 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, November 27, 10:00am-5:00pm 749 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor You’ll find arts, crafts, food and more. Special appearances from Santa on Saturday from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Sponsored by Oak Harbor Main Street.

“Art & Appetizers” Holiday Show Friday, November 25, 2:00pm-7:00pm Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, Langley Featuring 20 local artists from The Whidbey Art Gallery. Music by John Steele. Open to the public, free admission. UBGCC is located at 5725 Country Club Drive. For more information, call (360) 221-7675.

Country Christmas at the Fair Friday, November 25, 2:00pm-7:00pm Saturday, November 26, 10:00am-3:00pm Sunday, November 27, 10:00am-3:00pm Island County Fairgrounds, Langley Island Fair Association presents their annual boutique of handcrafted gifts, collectibles, and art. Lunch available for purchase, Santa, face painting, and a kid’s activity corner.

Pets at the Farm with Santa Saturday, November 26, 10:00am-2:00pm Sunday, November 27, 10:00am-2:00pm Hummingbird Farm Nursery, Oak Harbor You and your pets are invited to attend this fun fundraiser and family holiday event. Proceeds will be donated to Whidbey Island Farm Animal Assistance Program (WIFAAP). WIAAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency food, finding foster homes, and giving veterinary care to neglected and displaced farm animals and pets throughout Whidbey Island until loving solutions are permanently provided. Reservations are encouraged due to the popularity of this annual fundraising event, and also, for your pet’s comfort. Contact, lee@hummingbirdfarmnursery.com or call (360) 679-5044 to reserve your sitting time. Drop-ins will be gladly welcomed but please, anticipate a short wait.

Holiday Market at Bayview Hall Saturday, November 26, 10:00am-2:00pm Bayview Corner, Langley Local farm fresh food, breads and pastries, coffee, mead, and beautiful hand made art. Celebrating the community together during the Holidays. Shop local this season. The market will be accepting warm coats, hats and gloves for “Kids First of Island County.” Help keep a child warm this winter. Bayviewfarmersmarket.com

Pet Pics with Santa Paws

St. Mary Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, November 26, 10:00am-3:00pm Eagles Aerie 3418, Freeland

Saturday, December 3, 9:00am-2:00pm St. Mary Catholic Church, Coupeville

Call (360) 321-5636 to reserve your slot. $15 includes 2 each 4x6 & 8 wallets or a CD. Other packages available. Donations benefit animals on Whidbey. Dogs on leash, cats & critters in carriers please. Located at 16691 Highway 525. For more information, call (360) 321-5636.

Featuring hand-crafted gifts, treasures and a bake sale. Located at 207 N Main Street.

The Lighting of Langley Saturday, November 26, 4:00pm Langley Park, Langley Langley sparkles for the holidays with the annual Lighting of Langley community celebration. Enjoy singing carols, sipping hot cider and cocoa, and Santa! This annual tree-lighting kicks off the holiday season in the Village by the Sea. Langley Park is located on the corner of Second St. and Anthes Ave.

Live Music: Erik Christensen Band Saturday, November 26, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Erik Christensen plays lead guitar, writes songs, and sings. When he’s not rocking with Jacobs Road or his own acoustic band, he acts as the English Department Chair of Oak Harbor High School. No cover. For more information, call (360) 678-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Christmas at the Playhouse Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15, 7:30pm Fridays, December 2, 9, 16, 7:30pm Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17, 7:30pm Sundays, December 4, 11, 18, 2:30pm Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor Whidbey Island’s most talented artists will sing, dance and just perform for your holiday pleasure. It’ll be a great time; funny, heartwarming and memory-making. It’s a Christmas Gift for the whole family! To reserve a seat, call (360) 679-2237, drop by theater at 730 Midway Blvd, or purchase tickets on-line at www.whidbeyplayhouse.com

Star Party Friday, December 2, begins at dark Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Bob Scott at re.bob. scott@hotmail.com, or visit www.icas-wa.org.

Festival of Trees Friday, December 2, 5:30pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. Whidbey Island’s premier fundraising auction & gala to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County. Featuring Actor, Comedian and Professional Celebrity Auctioneer Fred Northup Jr. A formal dinner will be prepared by chef Scott Fraser and entertainment will be provided by Charlie Moore/DJ’s Unlimited. Tickets are $100 and available by calling (360) 279-0644 or visit www.bbbsislandcounty.org

Talent Show/Dessert Auction Fundraiser Friday, December 2, 6:30pm OH Christian School, 675 E Whidbey Ave. Join North Whidbey Christian High School and Middle School students for their 7th annual Talent Show/Dessert Auction Fundraise. It will be an evening of festive fun for the whole family! Bid on delicious desserts and enjoy the drama presentation, “An Improvised Christmas Carol.” Admission $7 person/$20 family. For tickets and more information, contact Erika Heins at (425) 876-2246.

Teddy Bear and Character Breakfast Saturday, December 3, 9:00am & 10:30am Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. A fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County. Tickets are available at Alaska USA Mortgage, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, or online at www.bbbsislandcounty.org. Please bring a stuffed animal to donate to a child in crisis. Tickets are $15 for ages 13 and over, $5 for children. For more information, call (360) 279-0644.

WIWS Annual Children’s Holiday Fair Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-3:00pm Whidbey Island Waldorf School, Clinton Holiday fun for the whole family! Featuring kids crafts, music, Holiday Cafe, Pocket Wizard, Holiday Store, and more. Located at 6335 Old Pietila Road. For more information, visit www.wiws.org or call (360) 341-5686

Jingle Trail 5K Run and Walk Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-11:45am Camp Casey and Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville For $25 get a long sleeved shirt, and $15 does not include a shirt. Also join the new costume event at 9:30am. For more information, call (360) 678-5434 or visit www.jingletrailrun. com

SWEPTA Holiday Market Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-4:00pm South Whidbey Elementary School, Langley Shop for handmade art & gifts all from Whidbey Island artisans while helping SWEPTA (South Whidbey Elementary PTA) raise money for the school. Vendors have a variety of items for people of all ages. There will also be free children’s activities provided by SWEPTA and other local organizations. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Parade and Shop & Stroll Saturday, December 3, 11:00am First & Second Streets, Langley Musicians, service and youth groups, pets, families and floats will march up and down First and Second Street. This year, three crisp $100 bills will given away ! Keep the cash or donate to your favorite charity. Cash awards will go to: the most festive entry, the entry with the most lights, and the entry with the most elves. Once the parade is over, stay for lunch or dinner and a bit of shopping. Participating stores are open late for a festive evening Shop & Stroll.

Gospel Choir Christmas Concert Sunday, December 4, 2:00pm St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Oak Harbor Seattle’s Total Experience Gospel Choir returns for a special Christmas Concert. There is no admission charge, cash donations will be accepted for the choir’s ministries and attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Oak Harbor’s Help House food bank. The choir, under the direction of Pastor Pat Wright, was organized in 1973, and today it is made up of people of all ages and colors from throughout the area. For more information, please visit www.ststephensofoakharbor.org or call (360) 279-0715.

Eagles Holiday Bazaar Saturday, December 10, 10:00am-4:00pm Eagles Aerie 3418, Freeland Candy & Cookies & Cakes, oh my. Fresh baked goods, warm winter knits, jewelry, glass art, beadwork and more. Free candy cane &

Oak Harbor Winter Market Saturdays, thru December 24, 10:00am-3:00pm Hummingbird Farm Nursery & Gardens, Oak Harbor Celebrating local this holiday season. Featuring handmade crafts, original artwork, fresh baked treats, holiday gifts for all, hot food & beverages, musical entertainment & kids’ korner. Hummingbird Farm is located at 2319 Zylstra Road. For more information, call (360) 941-7470 or email lori@hummingbirdfarmnursery.com

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Made-By-Hand: Wool Felt Hand Warmers Saturday, November 26, 11:00am-1:00pm Freeland Library Make hand warmers to tuck into coat pockets and keep you cozy and warm this winter. They make great gifts for friends and family! This project will require only minimal hand sewing and all materials will be provided. Registration required. Ready Readers: Baby and Me Storytime Monday, November 28, 9:30am Coupeville Library Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. What Makes Jazz, JAZZ? Tuesday, November 29, 2:00pm Oak Harbor Library Enjoy a whirlwind tour of jazz history and styles presented by the Just In Time Jazz Duo, Nick and Judy Nicholai. The program features the trajectory of jazz over a sixty year period, from the late 1800’s through mid-20th century, exploring various styles, important artists and elements, as well as performance by the presenters. For adults, with support from the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Religious Services Thanksgiving Day Service Thursday, November 24, 10:00am-11:00am First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oak Harbor Service will include hymns, scriptural reading, prayer, President’s Proclamation, Thanksgiving message, Testimonies of Gratitude, Benediction. No collection will be taken. The church is located at 721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights. For more information, call (360) 675-0621 or (360) 675-5707, or visit http:// christianscience.com

Advent Taize Service Wednesday, November 30, 6:00pm St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Oak Harbor

All are invited. Advent, which begins Nov. 27, is the season of prayerful waiting and preparation for the birth of Christ. Taize is an ecumenical candlelit service that includes prayer, music, singing, Scripture readings and periods of silent meditation. This special Taize service will focus on psalms, readings and music that foretell of Christ’s coming into the world. For more information, visit www.ststephensofoakharbor. org or call (360) 279-0715.

Prayer Group Every Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley Charismatic Prayer and Praise group. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Bill at (360) 221-8174.

Filipino Christian Fellowship Sundays, 2:00pm Meets at Church on the Rock, 1780 SE 4th Ave., Oak Harbor. www.ohcfellowship.com WHAT'S GOING ON

continued on page

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.


Whidbey Island Waldorf School invites you to our annual

Children’s Holiday Fair! Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 10am - 3pm Holiday Café Kids’ Crafts

Music Pocket Wizard Holiday Store & More!

6335 Old Pietila Rd in Clinton wiws.org

Advertise your Charity Events, Craft & Holiday Bazaars this Holiday Season every week with the Whidbey Weekly!

“Glad Tidings”

Presented by Whidbey Community Chorus To learn more about advertising in the Whidbey Weekly Call: 360-682-2341 or email: publisher@whidbeyweekly.com



Friday, December 2 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4 4:00 p.m. First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland Street Oak Harbor Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.


Holiday Market on Pioneer



Holiday Show

Friday, November 25, 2016 | 2-7 pm Useless Bay Golf and Country Club

749 SE Pioneer Way • Oak Harbor NOVEMBER 25-27 10AM-5PM DECEMBER 3 10AM-7PM

Featuring 20 local artists from The Whidbey Gallery. Enjoy art, appetizers and the music of John Steele.

DECEMBER 4 10AM-5PM DECEMBER 10-11 10AM-5PM DECEMBER 17-18 10AM-5PM With special appearances from


Open to the public | Free admission. For more information, call: 360.221.7675

Saturdays 2PM-4PM

Useless Bay Golf & Country Club 5725 Country Club Drive • Langley


Holiday Market Art & Gift Show

Friday, Dec 2; Saturday, Dec. 3; Sunday, Dec. 4 Friday and Saturday - 10:00am - 6:00pm Sunday - 10:00am - 5:00pm Coupeville Recreation Hall (corner of Coveland and Alexander Sts.)

Free Admission

Questions? WhidbeyArtists@gmail.com Plan to celebrate the greening of Christmas by attending the Whidbey Allied Artists Art and Gift Show. Local Artists will show and sell a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional art including paintings, photography, stain glass, jewelry, woodwork, fiber and paper art.

Celebrate the Island’s Bounty of fresh local produce, holiday treats and hand made Art

Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 & 17, 2016 10am - 2pm • Bayview Hall Fresh Produce • Pie, Fresh Bread, Pastries Espresso, Local Mead • Hand made Art Helping kids stay warm this winter. Bring new or gently used coats, hats, gloves. Donations go to Kids first of Island Country.


2016Season’s Greetings from all of us at Freeland ACE Join us Saturday night, November 26th from 7:30-9PM for our 15th annual

Customer Appreciation Sale Country Christmas at the Fair Come shop our holiday boutique of unique, handcrafted gifts, collectibles and art from local vendors!

Friday, Nov. 25, 2 to 7 pm and Sat & Sun, Nov. 26-27 and Dec. 3-4 10 am to 3pm

20% OFF

Almost everything in the store*

Stop by for refreshments, desserts, door prizes & holiday Savings! *Sale items, Honda, Fireplaces & Stihl Equipment are excluded Not valid on prior purchases


Coffman Bldg. Island County Fairgrounds, Langley

Lunch Available, Santa, Face Painting and a Kid’s Corner!



1609 Main Street, Freeland • Open daily 8AM-7PM, Sun 9AM-6PM




Whidbey Weekly


ACROSS THE POND by Miss Windsor

Hello Darlings!

I am thee Miss Windsor from England, who’s been furnished with this rather momentous opportunity, to acquaint herself once again with the delightful good folk of Whidbey Island. How spiffing! Now darlings, imagine Miss Windsor preforming the Royal Wave from the comfort of her humble abode in London, as she bids you all a rather buoyant Hello from across the pond! Such a vision of elegance, my dears! Moving on swiftly darlings, you're probably wondering “who on earth, is this Miss Windsor woman?” Well, please allow her a few moments of your precious time, as she explains all! Miss Windsor is a bubbly, light-hearted woman with a comedic flair. Charismatic, quirky, and possibly even witty, if one might be so bold! A bit of ‘the Girl Next Door’, and perhaps a trifle naughty, but always balanced with good English manners and a firm grasp of kitchen etiquette. Also, during the delightful month of March 2016, One was bursting at the seams with oodles of merriment and zeal! A rather monumental occasion for Miss Windsor, as she finally made her screen debut as the host of a rather light hearted and humorous YouTube Series, about traditional British cooking - called Miss Windsor’s Delectables. Where Miss Windsor revives recipes and kitchen practices from an era gone by, using many cherished heirlooms inherited from her beloved Grandmother Josie.

My Brown Betty Teapot, which I inherited from my Grandmother Josie. Photograph taken by Miss Windsor

Darlings, Miss Windsor welcomes her new compadres, for jolly good times in her cosy yet quaint London kitchen! Where she’ll titillate and introduce your delicate American pallet to the delights of British food and ingredients. How exciting! Now, what a fantabulous opportunity for you Whidbey Island folks to join hands with Miss Windsor, as she merrily leads you down ‘Memory Lane’, whilst your mind swarms with nostalgic reminders of yesteryear. How enchanting! Please tune in to my YouTube channel via my website, www.misswindsor.uk/, where together, we’ll indulge in more nostalgic adventures of a culinary kind. For the benefit of all my new yoke-fellows from Whidbey Island and yonder, Miss Windsor has just returned home from the USA. Where, she successfully embarked on an explorative culinary journey of the West Coast – first port of call was Whidbey Island and the surrounding areas. One certainly had a pleasurable time, sampling as many local culinary delights as One could stomach! Miss Windsor documented her jollifications of a culinary kind, in a new fun and rather colourful Blog, which includes her recent frolics in the USA. This is written in the most unique and quirky ‘Miss Windsor Style’, guar-

Photo of Miss Windsor handpicking an extra-large Beetroot, at ‘Pleasant Ridge Farm’ in Mount Vernon. Photo taken by Sunni Bergeron of Whidbey Island

anteed to make you chuckle! My Blog is also available via my website, or here’s the Link: http://misswindsor.uk/blog/ Naturally darlings, Miss Windsor is a trifle jet lagged at present, and One is feeling rather ‘out of sorts’, as it were! So, One would certainly appreciate your undivided attention and patience, as I strive to further introduce your good selves to the delights of Miss Windsor! Okey dokey, darlings! Before Miss Windsor left the USA, she started a fascinating project about two famous Victorian ladies. Your very own culinary Goddess - ‘Fannie Merritt Farmer’, and the one and only ‘English Marvel’, also known as the ‘Grandmother of the Modern Day Domestic Goddess’ – Mrs. Beeton! The theme of Miss Windsor’s project, is to cook similar recipes by Fannie Farmer and Mrs. Beeton – a kind of ‘bake-off’, so to speak! One invites you to read more about Miss Windsor’s project via her Blog. One certainly expects, the next time I’m graced with the pleasure of your company, you’ll all be fully up to speed with the progression of Miss Windsor’s latest project – otherwise darlings, there will be consequences!

My most recent E-Bay purchase – a rather charming Betty Crocker Pumpkin Pie Plate! Photograph taken by Miss Windsor

Miss Windsor meticulously followed a pumpkin pie recipe, from her 1906 edition of Fannie’s first ever published book - The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book. Also, my beloved Mrs. Beeton offered a helping hand, which Miss Windsor gracefully accepted! So there you have it – a combined effort by our two Victorian culinary marvels! This historical moment, my dears, will most certainly go down in culinary history Miss Windsor was chuffed to pieces with Fannie’s version of pumpkin pie, which she recreated from scratch! And what a grand job she did too, darlings! A culinary triumph indeed! Miss Windsor even baked, then pureed the pumpkin - and not once did she succumb to taking the easy route, of opening up a can of pumpkin pie filling! Please read more about this culinary adventure, via my Blog.

Now darlings, as Miss Windsor writes this article from the warm embrace of her rather resplendent and snug, royal purple Now darlings, Miss Windsor is starting to flag ‘armchair’, One is conscious that it’s exactly a little (Translation: to lose energy). Jet lag one week until Thanksgiving – Yippee! A can be such a bore! One is ready to retire to One’s rather sumptuous boudoir, accomsignificant time of year, where family and panied by a heavenly cup of ‘Rosie Lee’ friends get together for a special meal. (Cockney Rhyming Slang for: Cup of Tea) Although Miss Windsor is riddled with jet lag, How soothing, darlings! this didn’t stop her from picking up a mixing Let’s meet here again very soon, darlings! In bowl and cooking up a storm in her cosy yet the meantime, One would be delighted to quaint London kitchen! One felt compelled make your acquaintance via Instagram, Twitto make a pumpkin pie following a traditer and Facebook (@misswindsoruk) or why tional recipe, which I believe is a firm favorite not join Miss Windsor for a cup of Tea, in of the American pallet. How scrummy! This her cosy yet quaint London Kitchen! https:// youtu.be/5jiPIF8GvAQ also served as the perfect moment to use my newly acquired, vintage, Betty Crocker Tally Ho for now, pumpkin pie plate! How fabulous, darlings! Miss0.46) Windsor X Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating

Photograph taken by Miss Windsor.

Happy Thanksgiving! Make sure your home is Crystal Clean for the holidays!


On a scale from 1 to 10...4.6 Every row of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order Every column of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order Every 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9 square must include all digits 1 through 9










3 FREE ESTIMATES • LICENSED & INSURED www.crystalcleanwindowswhidbey.com


Answers on page 19







1 6













Generated by http://www.opensky.ca/sudoku on Thu Oct 27 17:20:38 2016 GMT. Enjoy!

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.

Whidbey Weekly

NEWS www.whidbeyweekly.com


Celebrating Schools NOVEMBER 24 - NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Whidbey Island alight with holiday events By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

Groups of students from elementary to high school will be downtown from 4 to 7 p.m. to go caroling and prepare for Santa’s arrival. Some shops will stay open later that evening, and Santa will be at Harborside Village following the tree lighting for photos and to listen to Christmas wishes.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas all over Whidbey Island, based on the number of upcoming tree lightings, parades and other activities taking place. TREE LIGHTINGS The first community tree lighting ceremony on Whidbey is the Lighting of Langley, scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at Langley Park, on the corner of Second St. and Anthes St. The event features hot chocolate and cider, carols and of course, Santa Claus, who will arrive in the Village by the Sea on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by his favorite Langley elf, Mayor Tim Callison. About 300 people are expected to attend the event, weather depending, and Langley Chamber of Commerce executive director Michaleen McGarry said there are several things she thinks appeal to people. “The coming together of community, singing together, snacking on cookies and sipping hot cider and cocoa,” she said. “Plus, we provide a newly-designed festive carol book each year that is a beautiful keepsake.” Also beginning the weekend following Thanksgiving is the Langley Main Street Association’s annual Deck the Doors event. Artists are invited to use their imaginations to spread the holiday spirit as downtown doors and windows are lavishly decorated. Three merchant winners will be selected to receive a $1,000 cash prize that will be awarded in December. Both Coupeville and Oak Harbor will hold tree lighting ceremonies on Saturday, December 3. Coupeville’s tree lighting will be held from 5 to 5:30 p.m. at Cook’s

New to Oak Harbor’s Home for the Holidays celebration this year is a brigade of toy soldiers. OHMSA put 35 plain toy soldier cutouts up for “adoption” last month. The soldiers were then painted and decorated by local businesses and organizations. They will be numbered and placed on display so people can vote for their favorite. Photo Courtesy of the Langley Chamber of Commerce Langley’s annual Holly Jolly Holiday Parade will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in downtown Langley.

Corner, located at Coveland and 9th Streets. The event immediately follows the parade (details below) and also features community caroling. The tree lighting for Oak Harbor will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the heart of the city’s historic downtown on Pioneer Way. Hundreds of people typically fill the street no matter the weather to watch Santa as he arrives on a pirate ship, courtesy of the Oak Harbor Yacht Club’s Buccaneers. “We have kept this event true to its history,” said Melissa Riker, executive director for the Oak Harbor Main Street Association, which has taken over planning this event. “The lighting of that huge tree is magical. The City is putting more lights on it this year, so it will glow bright with the holiday spirit.

“They are amazing,” said Riker. “We have such talented artists in this community. We have 32 soldiers that will be displayed downtown, one at the Chamber of Commerce, one at Whidbey Island Bank and one at Heritage Bank. People can get a ballot at the Main Street office, walk around town to find their favorite and cast their ballot.” The People’s Choice Award for favorite toy soldier will be announced on OHMSA’s Facebook page on Dec. 23. PARADES Two Whidbey communities pull together festive parades to help usher in the spirit of the holidays. Coupeville will hold its annual Christmas Lights Parade at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Dozens of lighted entries will make their way along Main Street (both North and South) to Front and Alexander Streets downtown.

See HOLIDAYS continued on page 10

Navy to begin testing private wells next week By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly A number of private wells in Oak Harbor and Coupeville within a 1-mile radius of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Ault Field and Outlying Field will be tested for particular chemicals beginning Monday.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Officials with the Navy, the State Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency answer questions Monday evening at Oak Harbor Elementary School regarding the Navy’s investigation of the safety of drinking water in private wells surrounding Naval air fields where certain chemicals could have been used.

Public meetings were held at Oak Harbor Elementary School in Oak Harbor Monday night and at the Camp Casey Conference Center in Coupeville on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Officials from the Navy, the Washington State Department of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were on hand to answer

questions about any possible groundwater contamination, its potential location, the contaminants and their possible health effects.

The concern centers around a group of manmade chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. The two made in the largest amounts in the U.S. are perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS). They have been widely used since the 1950s as surface protectants in carpet or clothing and as a coating for paper and cardboard packaging, especially for food. They have also been used in

See NAVY continued on page 11

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.



Whidbey Weekly


South Whidbey Schools Foundation passes out early holiday cheer By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Christmas came a little early for teachers and students in South Whidbey. Earlier this month South Whidbey Schools Foundation community liaison Jean Shaw and South Whidbey’s own Conductor of Fun, Jim Freeman, paid surprise visits to a number of classrooms in the South Whidbey School District to share some good news. SWSF awarded nearly $20,000 in grants to cover 13 out of 16 grant requests that ranged from funding for science kits for first graders to new cameras to new sensory activity tables for students in Life Skills classes. “Although the number of grant applications received was down this year, all those we did receive were innovative, well-presented and worthy of funding,” said SWSF board president Chris Gibson in a statement on the organization’s website. “The Foundation’s inability to fund them all in their entirety made for some difficult decisions,” Gibson continued. “We are hopeful through our ongoing fundraising efforts, which include Adopt-aGrant, Dine-Out Wednesdays and our year-end donation appeal drive that we will be able to provide at least partial funding to them all.”

Shaw helped form the South Whidbey Schools Foundation in the 1990s to help combat shrinking budgets and help continue to provide a quality education for South Whidbey kids. The Foundation seeks to help fund projects for teachers with innovative ideas but no money to make them a reality. It provides financial support for projects outside the regular scope of the school district’s budget. It recognizes teaching excellence each year by presenting two awards: the Excellence in Teaching/ Mentorship Award and the Extra Mile Award. Plus, the Foundation serves as administrative agency for gifts from individuals and foundations and also for state and federal grants for activities and groups. In addition to its fundraising efforts, the Foundation has an innovative Adopt-a-Grant program. This program allows individuals, businesses or organizations to “adopt,” or fund, one of the grant applications the Foundation receives each year from teachers in the district. This helps stretch the dollars the Foundation has available to fulfill grants. “SWSF is truly one of the greatest non-profits I have ever seen in my life,” Freeman said. More information and a video of the grant presentations can be found online at www.southwhidbeyschoolsfoundation.org.

Photo courtesy of South Whidbey Schools Foundation Jim Freeman and Jean Shaw prepare to surprise teachers and students with grants from the South Whidbey Schools Foundation earlier this month in Langley.

HOLIDAYS continued from page 9 The drawing for the winner of A Very Merry $1,000 Giveaway in Langley will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Boy and Dog Park, 170 First Street, in Langley. The Langley Chamber of Commerce will have “All Wrapped Up” themed baskets and the winners of Langley Main Street’s Deck the Doors contest will also be announced. The Coupeville Red Ticket Giveaway began Nov. 1 and the drawing will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Island County Historical Museum in Coupeville. There will be one $1,000 cash prize and three $100 prizes. You must be present to win, so anyone with red tickets

should head to the wharf for the drawing. Find out more by going to www.coupevillechamber. com or coupevillehistoricwaterfront.com. Oak Harbor will hold the drawing for its Green Ticket Cash Giveaway at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 inside Harborside Village, 830 SE Pioneer Way. Participants must be over 18 to enter and you must be present to win. Perhaps McGarry summed it up the best: “There is so much going on throughout the island this time of year, why wouldn’t you want to stay?”

Photo Courtesy of the Langley Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus will be the guest of honor at several community events across Whidbey Island, including the Lighting of Langley on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m.

The annual lighted boat parade will be visible from the Coupeville Wharf and public deck starting at about 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. The vessels will then make their way back to Crescent Harbor in Oak Harbor for a parade there at about 6:30 p.m. The Holly Jolly Holiday Parade in Langley will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, rain, snow or shine. The parade features musicians, service and youth groups, families, pets, floats and Santa. “This year we will have quite a few musical participants, including the Washington Scottish Bag Pipe Band, South Whidbey High School choir and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ “White Christmas,”” said McGarry. “In addition, there are three prizes this year for the most festive entry, the entry with the most lights and the entry with the most elves.” McGarry anticipates they will have about 100 parade entries. There is no charge to participate and those interested in signing up may do so at www.visitlangley.com. Visitors in Langley for the parade are invited to stay in town for lunch and/or dinner and shopping at local stores, many of which will stay open late for a Shop and Stroll event and the First Saturday Art Walk. CASH GIVEAWAYS Shopping local is another way Whidbey Island residents can get in on a little more holiday merriment.

Coupeville, Langley and Oak Harbor are all offering cash prizes for those who spend money at local businesses. It’s called the Very Merry $1,000 Cash Giveaway in Langley, the Red Ticket Giveaway in Coupeville and the Green Ticket Giveaway in Oak Harbor. Each works pretty much the same way – for every $20 spent at participating businesses in those communities, shoppers are given a ticket. Tickets are turned in for a chance to win a cash prize of $1,000. All the shopping incentives begin on Black Friday, Nov. 25 and are aimed at keeping people from traveling off-island to do their shopping. “I think a lot of the shops are paying attention to what people are looking for and are now stocking up on those items,” said Riker. “The businesses are trying very hard to cater to our diverse community.” “I think that lots of people are moving towards shopping locally,” agreed McGarry. “And it is sort of icing on the cake having a possibility of winning a prize.” The incentives do appear to have an economic impact. For example, there were 6,000 tickets passed out last year in Oak Harbor alone. That represents $120,000 spent locally. Riker said there is still time for Oak Harbor businesses to sign up to participate. Any business in the 98277 zip code can take part by contacting the Oak Harbor Main Street office or go to www.oakharbormainstreet.com.

Photo Courtesy of Langley Main Street Association Merchants throughout Langley will be taking part once again in the Deck the Doors competition, adding holiday charm to the Village by the Sea. Three Langley merchants will win $1,000 each.

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.

Whidbey Weekly

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OWNED.




NAVY continued from page 9 fire-fighting foams, which is where the Navy’s connection comes into play. “These are not natural compounds, and a number of them have amazing properties which proved useful in repelling both grease and water,” said Barbara Morrissey from the Washington State Department of Health. “They have been used in products like Teflon and Scotchguard and have been particularly useful for fighting petroleum-based fires on runways and train depots, for example.”

widely used in the production of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), which was used in military firefighting activities like plane crashes, firefighting training, equipment testing and as part of fire suppression systems in such things as plating shops or hangars. “Military facilities knew that foam had been used and the Navy has stepped forward to investigate any possibility that those chemicals could have reached the groundwater,” Smith said. “We have been working cooperatively to get this done.”

PFAS are present virtually world-wide due to their widespread manufacture and use. They are considered “emerging” contaminants, meaning there are no current regulatory standards or testing requirements. However, the EPA did issue a health advisory in May of this year regarding long term levels of these substances - PFOA and PFAS in particular - setting a lifetime exposure level of 70 parts per trillion.

Preliminary tests did indicate high levels of both PFOA and PFAS near Ault Field. Low levels, well under the EPA’s limit of 70 ppt, were found in one well at OLF. Based on a radius of one mile surrounding the air fields, the Navy sent letters to 177 property owners around Ault Field and 350 letters to property owners around OLF, asking for information and permission to test their wells.

“We feel people can consume up to that amount in their drinking water, for example, over their lifetime and have no adverse effects,” said Judy Smith, community outreach and public information officer for the EPA, Region 10.

“We are only sampling those wells that property owners are allowing us to access,” said Dina Ginn, the environmental restoration manager for Naval Facilities Engineering Command. “But there could also be potential wells we don’t know about.”

These two compounds, PFOA and PFAS, were

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Officials with the Navy, the State Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency answer questions Monday evening at Oak Harbor Elementary School regarding the Navy’s investigation of the safety of drinking water in private wells surrounding Naval air fields where certain chemicals could have been used.

While there is no evidence AFFF was used at OLF, the fact low levels were found there has the Navy acting out of an abundance of caution. “If we even suspect it was used, we are checking,” said Melanie Bengtson, environmental director at NAS Whidbey Island. “We want to get as much information out as possible, and I think people are coming in the spirit of gathering more information.” It is the beneficial properties of these compounds – its usefulness in repelling both water and grease – that also makes them a threat to groundwater. It remains stable and doesn’t stick to dirt, but rather flows through it until it gets to water and then moves with the water. Since officials aren’t sure which direction the groundwater flows around OLF, they can’t predict where the compounds might be found. There were no chemicals at all found at a second well tested there.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly A steady flow of people study informational signs and ask questions during a public meeting held Monday night at Oak Harbor Elementary School regarding the Navy’s investigation into possible groundwater contamination in private wells.

Once a sample has been taken, property owners should get the results in about three weeks. If levels higher than 70 ppt are found in any of the wells, the Navy will make arrangements to provide bottled water. Potential health risks of PFAS have not been

determined, but some studies indicate they could pose a risk of higher cholesterol levels, a decrease in fertility or an affect on hormone levels. They could affect a developing fetus or affect learning and behavior in children, could affect the immune system or cause cancer, although that has not been proven. Bathing or showering poses no known threat, as the chemicals do not seem to be absorbed through the skin. There is good news, however. PFAS levels have been declining, due to the fact these compounds are being phased out. “They have just been required to be taken out of all food packaging,” said Morrissey. “And since 2000 the levels have been declining because manufacturers are voluntarily agreeing to remove them.” Anyone with questions or in need of more information is asked to contact the Navy at 360-3961030 or by email at PAO_feedback@navy.mil. Information presented at the public hearings will also be available to see online at http://go.usa. gov/xKMBc.


W H I D B E Y ’ S L A R G E S T S E L E C T I O N O F F I N E A RT S U P P L I E S !

“Whidbey’s largest selection of Fine Art Supplies!” SINCE 1967

“If you want your custom framing beautiful, come to Gene’s!”

250 SE Pioneer Way • Downtown Oak Harbor • 360-675-3854 www.genesartframing.com

9:30am-6:00pm Mon-Fri • 10:00am - 5:30pm Sat • Closed Sunday W H I D B E Y ’ S L A R G E S T S E L E C T I O N O F F I N E A RT S U P P L I E S !

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.



Whidbey Weekly



Giver. Come experience peace, healing & joy for yourself. Contact Netsah at (360)675-3420 for more information.

building. For more information, contact Tom Ewell at tewell@whidbey.com or go to www. whidbeyquakers.org.

Teaching Through God’s Word

First Church of Christ, Scientist

The Healing Rooms are open to anyone desiring personal prayer for physical, emotional, or spiritual needs. There is a team of Christians from several local churches that are dedicated to praying for healing the sick in our community. All ministry is private, confidential, and free. Teams are available to pray for individuals who drop by on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Sundays, 9:00am & 11:00am Calvary Chapel, 3821 French Road, Clinton

Worship, 10:00am Sunday School to age 20, 10:00am Wednesday Testimony Meeting, 7:30pm Christian Science Reading Room Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm-7:00pm

For more information, contact Ann at (425)263-2704, email healingwhidbey.com, or visit the International Association of Healing Rooms at healingrooms.com.

All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided. Visit www.uucwi.org for more information. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation building is located at 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland.

continued from page

Healing Rooms Every Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm 5200 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland

Living Circle: Friends on the Path Every Sunday, 11:00am 917 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor Living Circle is a welcoming spiritual community of friends on the path sharing music, prayers, blessings, stories, and more. They invite you to share your spirit with them. Their building is located next to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. For more information, call (360)3202081, email alivingcircle@gmail.com, or visit livingcircle.us

Oneness Blessings Every Monday, 4:00pm-5:00pm Oak Harbor A hands-on process of awakening the human being to its natural state by sending energy to the physical brain via a Oneness Blessings

For more information, visit ccwhidbey.com.

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland

Unity of Whidbey Sundays, 10:00am 5671 Crawford Road, Langley If you’re one of the “spiritual but not religious” people who questions your childhood faith or is looking for something more, Unity of Whidbey may feel like a homecoming. Visit our website: unityofwhidbeyisland.org

Whidbey Quakers Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland Whidbey Islands Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) meet in silent worship and community, with occasional spoken messages, every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist

The church and Reading Room are located at 721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street, Oak Harbor. Call (360)675-0621 or visit JSH-Online.com Services and Sunday School are also held at 10:30am on South Whidbey at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across fromUseless Bay Road; testimony meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm

Galleries & Art Shows Whidbey Allied Artists Art & Gift Show Friday, December 2, 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday, December 3, 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday, December 4, 10:00am-5:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Over twenty artists will show and sell a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional art. WAA is a collaborative group of artists from Whidbey Island who maintain a floating gallery of art, hosting several shows annually. Admission is free. For more information, email WhidbeyArtists@gmail.com

Don’t Get Malled This Holiday Season, Shop Locally! "Black & White" Friday Sale Friday November 25thSunday November 27th. Discount on most Black & White Orca items! Bring your guests in to see our educational exhibits and shop our unique gift shop during Small Business Saturday, November 26th. Stop in for cider before the Langley Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4pm!

BLOW YOUR OWN GLASS EXPERIENCE* Create your own keepsake! Gift Certificates available *By Appointment Open 7 days 9-5 179 Second St • Langley • 360-221-1242 www.callahansfirehouse.com callahanglass@gmail.com www.facebook.com/callahan’sfirehouse

We Believe in Magic

November Special 25% OFF 24-piece box delicious truffles Large Selection of Holiday Gift Baskets

Enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving! We will be OPEN on Thanksgiving day. 221 2nd St, Ste 16 • Langley • 360-221-2728 • Open Daily 10 to 5


Holly Farm • Family Fun • Gift Shop Saturday & Sunday ONLY (begins Nov. 26)

Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees (2-15 ft)

115 Anthes Ave, Langley, WA Shop online at our Orca Network Webshop;


Fine Art in the Season of Light Holiday Reception: Friday, December 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm Show continues through January 2, 2017 Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank Included in the gallery’s beautiful displays are fabulous jewelry by three talented Whidbey jewelers, stunning sculptures in bronze, stone, wood and steel, original paintings in a variety of styles and mediums, and some extraordinary fine art glass including handblown, sculpted and fused glass. You’ll also find elegant woodwork, charming encaustics, ceramics and fiber art, fresh witty assemblages and a wonderfully wide array of beautiful art objects sure to delight.

On and Off the Wall UUCWI Art Gallery, 20103 SR 525, Freeland To celebrate 7-years of rotating exhibits featuring the works of an impressive array of local artists (on the wall, then off the wall!), the UUCWI Visual Arts Committee invites you to visit the current display of artwork from their own Committee members, present and past. From paintings to photography, pottery to sculpture, come enjoy the diversity in what we create! Participating artists include Nola Allen, Mary Goolsby, Christi Shaffer, Joan Gerteis, Dallas Huth, Sandy Welch, Diane Tompkinson, Judi Nyerges, and Marcia Wesley. UUCWI is located approximately 2 miles north of Freeland – on the west side of the highway. The gallery is located in the building’s entrance foyer. There are no regular gallery hours but artwork can be viewed by those attending events and meetings in the building. Phone (360) 321-8656.

Meetings & Organizations Friends of South Whidbey State Park (FOSWSP) Annual Meeting Thursday, December 8, 7:00pm-8:00pm Freeland Library FOSWSP will highlight achievements from the past year and talk about suggestions for the coming year. They will also elect interim board members for the remainder of the 2016-2017 season. For more information, email foswsp@ gmail.com For more Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

Classes, Seminars and Workshops See website for schedules/fees www. dansclassicballroom.com (360)720-2727. Group & Private Lessons, Adults, Teens, Children, Wedding Dances, Special Events/ Parties. 4 Free Lessons for Unaccompanied Men. Located just north of Oak Harbor (Dugualla Bay). Classes on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Offering classes in: Smooth Dances: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango Latin & Rhythm: EC Swing, WC Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Merengue, Bolero, Samba Club Dances: Salsa, Night Club 2-step, Hustle, Bachata

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel

FREE Draft Horse Wagon Rides & Carolers

Open Thursdays through Sundays 11 am till 5 pm


Dan’s Classic Ballroom

Open: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm • Sun 1pm-4pm • 11/12 thru 12/24 • Closed 11/23 & 11/24

Langley Whale Center Gift Shop


Fresh Holly Wreaths • Bulk Holly • Centerpieces • Swags Soaps & Sachets • Herbs • Home & Holiday Décor • Local Products 4233 DeGraff Road • Oak Harbor 360-240-1216 or 360-298-0443 www.aknotinthyme.com aknotinthyme@frontier.com

Thursday, December 1, 6:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. Fo more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, December 3, 12:45pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. Fo more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OWNED.

Whidbey Weekly




aren’t expected to be in control of everything, especially on the 28th.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) It’s a great time for harvesting the fruits of past actions. You’re less likely to be deceived this week by enticements that glitter but are not really gold. The choices you make are thus much more likely to be wise and fulfilling. On the 26th you need not cling to second best out of fear that it’s better than nothing. It’s safe to let it go and reach for the thing you really want. Momentum builds on the 28th. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Risk and reward await you in equal measure this week. Circumstances are pushing you to take action for the things you want, regardless of the risk. Inaction is unlikely to be a viable option. It’s also easier now, particularly on the 26th, to see value in places and situations you didn’t before. This makes your probability of finding fulfillment greater. Outside forces on the 28th and 29th help direct you on your course. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) It’s all too easy to become closed-minded and rigid in your dealings with those closest to you this week. If problems arise in your business or marital relations, it’s wise to consider this possibility before heaping blame on the other person. Such fixed-mindedness can also work in your favor, by keeping you on task doing hard work. This is true all week, but especially so on the 27th, 28th and 29th. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Early week is likely to be an optimistic time for you. Good luck and a buoyant spirit support you in your activities. During the period of the 29th to 31st, the tempo of life picks up dramatically. The pace may become too fast and your responsibilities too many for you to enjoy your days fully. If you find that anything you do leaves you feeling that you should do more, remember that there is always another day. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You’ll need an extra measure of perseverance if you’re to succeed in your goals this week. People and circumstances are likely to become weighty, especially your business and personal relationships. Money matters and property figure prominently on the 26th and 27th. Strive on the 29th and after to not let anger issues complicate matters. When you feel the need to be right at any cost, it’s time to stop and cool off. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Keeping your emotions on an even keel is easily the biggest challenge you’re likely to face this week. Inclinations to go your own way may run afoul of the necessity to include others in your thinking, both professionally and in your personal relationships. But the biggest obstacle to personal satisfaction may be your own unrealistic standards of conduct. You

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Self-confidence is very likely your greatest asset this week. After a lengthy period of frustration, you’re now in position to know what you want and take effective action to get it. Though hard work is still required and nothing is guaranteed you, your own trust in yourself should be enough to see you through the difficulties. Trade-offs may be a necessary part of the process, on the 25th and the 29th, especially. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Collaboration is the name of your game this week and your finances are the most likely area of play. Working in tandem with your spouse or a partner puts you far ahead of anything you might accomplish alone. On and after the 28th you may encounter help from unexpected sources. You may also encounter unanticipated obstacles. Rest assured that those are working to your long-term benefit, despite how it may feel initially. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your less than stellar happiness quotient is your focus again this week. Attempts to improve it have quite likely been erratic despite your best efforts. Your failures have no doubt taught you much that you may now put to work for you. Wise choices made on the 24th are your best assurance of success throughout the weeks ahead. Win or lose, your experiences are all valuable because of what they teach you about yourself. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This is a week of great inner pressures to accomplish more and be better at what you do. Stress is thus a major factor in your achievements. This urgent feeling of needing to get things right at any cost is quite likely to transfer over to coworkers or others connected to your performance, making them feel demeaned when that was not your intent. The 24th is a great day to show them your appreciation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Overzealous behavior in achieving your goals is to be guarded against this week, particularly in matters involving money. Feelings that failure is not an option are warning signs that you’ve lost your healthy sense of detachment. Success in your achievements does not define your worth as a person. Remembering that on the 27th will help you to keep your social life in perspective and save you and those around you much stress. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) The period of great change begun for you in 2015 continues to unfold by increments in all areas of your life. Although change is often frightening, an element of grace accompanies events this week in a way that makes them more tolerable to experience. Growing pains in your business and personal relationships on the 26th and 27th may be temporarily agitating, but the gain potential is worth the discomfort. © 2016, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

Chicken Little looks at what is and fears the sky is falling. Wesley Hallock, as a professional astrologer, looks at what is and sees what could be. Read Wesley’s monthly forecast, with links to Facebook and Twitter, at www.chickenlittleandtheastrologer.com. To read past columns of Chicken Little and the Astrologer in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.


50. Fill

23. Pizza feature

1. Certain apartment

52. Proximity

24. Lid or lip application

5. Amigo

56. Auspices

25. Catlike

8. Preserve, in a way

57. Yorkshire river

26. Pedal pushers

12. Halo, e.g.

58. Crazily

27. Bob Marley fan

13. Break

59. Great balls of fire

28. Bond, for one

14. Bender

60. Big game

29. Coffee order

15. Computer picture

61. Not yet final, at law

16. “I had no ___!”

62. Reduce, as expenses

32. Certain surgeon’s “patient”

17. Forgo

63. “To ___ is human ...”

18. Trembled

64. Put one’s foot down?

33. “Sesame Street” watcher

20. “Shoo!”


36. Roadside problem

21. Downy duck

1. “O, gie me the ___ that has acres o’ charms”: Burns

40. Arch

22. Coal container 23. Cold and sticky hands 26. Service for a death 30. Fix, in a way 31. A, B or C 34. Eastern music 35. Ally 37. ___ v. Wade 38. Money in the bank, say

2. “That hurt!”

38. Appeared 41. Desk item 44. Salad green

3. German married woman

46. Letter

4. Two-seater

48. More like the sky

5. Man with a mission

49. Doofus

6. A chieftain

50. “La Scala di ___” (Rossini opera)

7. Detective’s need 8. Those who produce offspring

51. Biology lab supply 52. The “C” in U.P.C.

39. Unload, as stock

9. “Mi chiamano Mimi,” e.g.

53. Arabic for “commander”

40. Dog breed

10. Impose, as a tax

42. Discharge letters?

11. Golf ball support

54. Comme ci, comme ca (hyphenated)

43. Goo

13. Hippy tee style

55. ___ row

45. Spin

14. Beau

47. “Don’t give up!”

19. Barely lit

56. Death on the Nile cause, perhaps

48. Unimpressed

22. Sticker

Answers on page 19


Fri, Nov. 25

Sat, Nov. 26

Sun, Nov. 27

Mon, Nov. 28

Tues, Nov. 29

North Isle

North Isle

North Isle

North Isle

North Isle

North Isle

North Isle








Cloudy with Rain

Periods of Rain



Rain Possible

Rain Possible

Wed, Nov. 30

Rain Possible

South Isle

South Isle

South Isle

South Isle

South Isle

South Isle

South Isle








Rainy and Breezy

Periods of Rain

Rain Possible


Rain Possible

Rain Possible

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.

Rain Possible


Let’s Dish! with Kae Harris


Thanksgiving is almost here! That means turkey and stuffing, cornbread and pie, casserole and cranberry sauce. These are the things we have come to know so well of Thanksgiving and love so dearly. This day of thanks however wasn’t as ‘set in stone’ as it is now (food-wise). In fact, the era in which this holiday seems to have sprang from saw to it the tables of the harvest festival shared by the Indians and Pilgrims were laden with other foods besides those which we usually have today.

Livestock would have been slaughtered around about fall, and crops would have been harvested. It was common for many a harvest festival to precede the long lean months of winter throughout the colonies. Some food historians suggest mincemeat pies were featured on the tables at these harvest festivals, as was venison, chicken, beef, pork and goose. Pumpkin and cranberries are food items which are both ripe for the picking around fall and available in the northeast United States. Sweet potatoes, cornbread and cornbread stuffing are additions from the south.

Sounds a little haphazard, right? Well, it should because it brings me to a point I have been pondering for a while. Thanksgiving, as we know it, has seen some changes but the whole concept of it from its very inception seems to have been open to change, omissions and additions. And why not? Food is pliable and, as we move through time, society changes, peoples’ tastes change, and we are exposed to many more cultures, places, foods, and the like. Our side dishes may rotate in terms of what has become a tried and tested favorite and what has become a little square and in need of a revamp.

At my Thanksgiving table we have the common staples. Green bean casserole, stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dinner rolls, cornbread and cranberry sauce. I love it all, there’s no denying it. But sometimes it can be a good thing to introduce a new side dish or two. It’s like a little breath of fresh air rippling in. I don’t mean you have to overhaul your entire side dish menu, just something small. For example, in your mashed potatoes, why not add some ranch seasoning? If you planned on having candied yams, perhaps you could make them in individual servings. Or

how about turning sweet potatoes into a casserole with pecan and maple crumb topping? I’ve begun adding my baked macaroni and cheese to our Thanksgiving dinner recently, and it has proven itself worthy of a place (at my table at least). There are so many ways you could experiment with the recipes you use already and turn them into things that make your family, friends or guests say “mmmm, what is in this?! It’s delicious!” Add bacon, fried tomato and onions to your baked mac and cheese, make garlic mashed potatoes with ranch seasoning (or any other you think would give the taters some oomph), shred your turkey and turn your yams into a turkey and stuffing stuffed yam drizzled with cranberry sauce. It would be a meal in one! Side dishes enhance the main one. They should draw attention to it and yet still be able to hold their own without fading into the backdrop itself. Honey-glazed carrots are a delicious side dish and if you want to kick up the heat a notch, adding some red pepper flakes should do the trick. Grilled Brussels sprouts, all by themselves, with a little sea salt and pepper to season are so tasty and wholesome you will find they don’t actually need anything to enhance their flavor or texture, (though pouring some brown gravy over them does taste quite nice). Speaking of gravies and sauces, let’s make our old reliables into something new and exciting; I always prepare my cranberry sauce with a cup of fresh squeezed orange juice and a half cup of sugar all boiled together in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. I then blitz it for a few seconds in the blender (when it’s cool - exercise caution here) et voila! Cranberry sauce done a different way. But you don’t even have to use the jellied cranberry sauce from the cans, you could just make your own from scratch and, 9 times out of 10, those are the best tasting dishes. I even considered serving soup this year, just for a meal experience that was a little out of the ordinary. Turkey pot pie soup? Yes please! I have made this before and it’s magical. It’s everything you want out of a soup; a thick and creamy base filled with carrots and peas and hints of nutmeg and black pepper schmoozing with the other ingredients in the smoothest of ways. The shredded turkey added to it just takes the entire soup

Dining Guide

What about appetizers? Do you serve any before the main meal? Sometimes we serve crackers with a range of different cheeses and salami. We do this for many events actually, from birthdays to Thanksgiving, and because it always seems to be such a hit among the attendees, we have just continued it and made it a family tradition. Maybe you could start your own gastronomic family custom – honeycrisp apple nachos with peanut butter and raisins. How about mini stuffing-stuffed meatballs, or even warm, soft crescent rolls with a spread of some sort will make a fun new addition to the norm. Dear readers, I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with (of course) thanks. To go with the thanks, I hope you have some fun, laughter, and many blessings. I am going to leave you with a recipe for the honey-glazed carrots and a more savory version. Make them your own, get creative! Send any and all comments, questions, information and most certainly recipes you would like to share because I’d love to hear from you, so Lets Dish! Honey Glazed Carrots 4 Tablespoons butter 4 Tablespoons honey 3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 ½ teaspoons salt Juice of half a lemon 1 ½ to 2 lbs baby carrots Black pepper


continued from page

Savory Roasted Carrots 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 lb baby carrots ¼ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon coriander Salt

Monday, December 5, 2016 Fort Worden State Park Conference Center USO Hall 200 Battery Way Port Townsend, WA 98368 3:00pm-6:00pm Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Oak Harbor Elks Lodge Grande Hall 155 NE Ernst St. Oak Harbor, WA 98277 4:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Lopez Center for Community and the Arts 204 Village Road Lopez Island, WA 98261 3:00pm-6:00pm Thursday, December 8, 2016 Seafarers’ Memorial Park Building 601 Seafarers’ Way Anacortes, WA 98221 3:00pm-6:00pm

Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend one of these meetings and provide comments on the Draft EIS. Comments may be provided in person at one of the meetings (either written comments or verbal comments to a stenographer will be accepted). Comments may also be posted to the project website: http://www.whidbeyeis.com, or submitted in writing to: EA-18G EIS Project Manager Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic, Attn: Code EV21/SS 6506 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23508

Toss carrots in olive oil and spread evenly onto foiled lined baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 30 minutes, moving the carrots around, or stirring them every ten minutes. When they are caramelized and tender remove them from the oven, transfer into a bowl when they have cooled a little. Toss with the spices and salt so each carrot is coated. Serve warm and enjoy! www.livescience.com/41496-history-thanksgiving-menu-dishes.html www.food.com/simple-honey-glazed-carrots www.food.com/savory-roasted-carrots To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

All comments must be postmarked, received online or provided in a format listed above no later than January 25, 2017. Area libraries at which hard copies of the DEIS may be reviewed include: Oak Harbor City Library, Anacortes Public Library, La Conner Regional Library, Coupeville Library, San Juan Island Library, Lopez Island Library District, Orcas Island Public Library, Island Library, Camano Island Library, Mount Vernon City Library, Port Townsend Public Library, Guemes Island Library, Seattle Public Library, Burlington Public Library, Freeland Library, Langley Library, Clinton Library, North Olympic Library System Sequim, Bellingham Public Library, North Olympic Library System Port Angeles, Jefferson County Library and Sedro-Woolley Library.

CRAFT - COMMUNITY COLLABORATION Featuring Craft Beer, Wine, Cider and Gourmet Coffee Daily Lunch Specials Check Facebook for Live Music and Special Event Schedule 103 South Main • Coupeville • 360.682.5747 www.penncovebrewing.com

New Fall Menu. Winter hours Start October 1st. Dinner: Wednesday through Sunday 4pm to 8pm. Lunch: Noon to 4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

2072 W. Captain Whidbey Inn Road • Coupeville 360-678-4097 • www.captainwhidbey.com

Like us on:

Come to

Café Lavande

For yummy, freshly baked goods Tea ~ Coffee Hot Chocolate

5603 Bayview Rd . Located in the Bayview Cash Store

360.321.7898 • www.BasilCafeWhidbey.com


ysis. Each meeting will consist of information stations staffed by Navy representatives. The public meeting locations, dates and times are:

Friday, December 9, 2016 Coupeville High School Commons 501 South Main Street Coupeville, WA 98239 4:00pm-7:00pm

Place clean baby carrots in a saucepan, cover with water and add the salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly, cover and cook until tender (approximately 20 minutes). Drain and set aside. Melt butter in a large pan, add honey and brown sugar. Cook, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Add lemon juice and stir in the carrots. Stir to ensure carrots are coated evenly. Garnish with pepper, serve warm and enjoy!

Open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 8pm

360.678.5431 • 4 Front Street • Coupeville


to a whole new level of tasty. And if you don’t want to have it for Thanksgiving, it can always be made afterwards using the leftovers.

New Fall & Winter Hours

Breakfast & Lunch on the Water - Daily Fresh Baked Treats Homemade Soups & Sandwiches


Whidbey Weekly

Lavender Wind

15 Coveland | Coupeville 360.544.4132 www.lavenderwind.com Open Daily 10-5

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.



Dermatology services now in all 3 Whidbey Island Offices

Age is not just a state of mind it’s a matter of savings!

Oak Harbor • Coupeville • Freeland We have expanded our staff to serve you in 3 convenient offices. We have treatments for Common Skin Conditions – acne, skin spots, nail & hair disorders Medical Dermatology General Dermatology Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery

Book Your Appointment Now 855-255-8261 At Whidbey Vision Care, your age is your discount

Save up to $95* on a complete set of frames & lenses

Sale from 11/28/16 - 12/31/16

Do you have a hearing loss? It may be affecting your quality of life.

Cosmetic dermatology now available in our Freeland Office. Mary Kay Graves, our cosmetic dermatology expert, is performing cosmetic dermatology services including Botox and fillers in our Freeland office.

Dr. Kristine Jarrell can help you rediscover the pleasures of hearing and improve your life. Call today for a FREE hearing screening!


Gift Certificates Available

Voted Whidbey Island’s most trusted Audiologist four years in a row!

*Excludes insurance and discounted packages

380 SE Barrington Drive Oak Harbor • 360.675.2235 1690 Main Street Ste 103 Freeland • 360.331.8424

Family Dermatology Caring for the skin you’re in. 107 S. Main St. A102 • Coupeville, WA 98239 Locally Owned & Operated

www.CoupevilleHearing.com © 2016 Starkey. All Rights Reserved. 9/16 48294-16

DR. KRISTINE JARRELL Board-Certified Audiologist

275 SE Cabot Drive, Suite A3, Oak Harbor 205 S Main St, Bldg B, Coupeville 1804 Scott Rd, Suite 106, Freeland


Rosario Skin Clinic Your Dermatology Specialists • Board Certified

Women’s Care Now Available at WhidbeyHealth Primary Care Freeland

• Mohs Surgery • Medical • Surgical • Cosmetic

(360) 336-3026 AMBER FOWLER, MD





5 NE 4th Street • Suite B • Coupeville 3110 Commercial Ave • Suite 105 • Anacortes 1600 Continental Place • Suite 101 • Mt. Vernon 3614 Meridian Street • Suite 200 • Bellingham


Alicia Darr, ARNP

Robert Burnett, MD, FACOG

Certified Nurse Midwife Tuesdays

Obstetrician/Gynecologist Mondays, Tuesdays

Call WhidbeyHealth Women’s Care at 360.678.0831 for an appointment. WhidbeyHealth Primary Care Freeland is at 5486 Harbor Avenue. www.whidbeyhealth.org We promise our community exceptional healthcare with compassion and respect.



Whidbey Weekly Beach and Flintstone Freeway, and enjoying her daily coffee group at the Daily Grind coffee shop afterward. Marian loved spending time with her daughters and grandkids in Seattle and Spokane. Her favorite getaways were to Leavenworth, WA, or Spokane, WA with her 3 daughters during the summertime. In her spare time Marian enjoyed coffee with her girlfriends, reading, doll collecting, gardening, watching Gonzaga Basketball, and attending the annual “Burley Blast”. Marian’s “Sassy” spirit will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Life Tributes LINDA SUE MISTLER Linda Sue Mistler died after a short illness at Providence Hospital in Everett, Monday, November 7, 2016 at the age of 60. Linda was born February 8, 1956 in Fort Leonard Wood, MO to High and Ruth (Köene) Williams. Linda attended Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, TX. She was a Lariat for the Lasso Team, a service performance and spirit organization, and really knew how to throw a rope. From the beginning, she has devoted her skills and life to nursing, caring and comforting people. Linda was inspired to become a nurse at a very young age. At age five, while her father was stationed in France, he became ill. On Linda’s visits to the hospital she was enamored with the nurses’ beautiful white starched uniforms and caps. She decided to be a nurse when she grew up. She completed Vocational-Nursing School at St. Philip’s College in May 1980 to become an LPN. In 1991, she accompanied her parents to the milder climate of Oak Harbor, WA to help care for her ailing father and mother where she met her future husband. In June 2002, she graduated from Whatcom Community College RN program in Bellingham, WA. Linda has served as a nurse in delivery, emergency, and operating rooms. Most of her working career in the area was spent at Naval Hospital in Oak Harbor, United General in Sedro-Woolley and Josephine Caring Community in Stanwood, where she worked up until her passing. A literal and figurative people saver, she also helped bring a few into being. Like most nurses, she learned to eschew beautiful white starched uniforms and caps for brightly patterned and decorated scrub uniforms. Linda is survived by her husband of 23 years, Walt Mistler; her son William and his wife Jessi, her son Robert and his wife Nicole; five grandchildren Payton, Harlyn, Autumn, Jynsyn and Liam; sister Gene Reitnauer of Boyd, TX, and her three pugs, Eddie, Ozzy and Woody. Linda also has an aunt and cousin, both live in Berlin, Germany. In lieu of flowers, please love one another. A Celebration of Life will be held from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, December 10 at Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St, Oak Harbor.

EMILY J. RAMSEY After a lengthy period of ill health, Emily J. Ramsey (Rizzo), a longtime resident of Coupeville, WA, passed away November 15, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Emily was born April 8, 1935 in Fitchburg, MA to Fred Ernest and Lena Elizabeth Ramsey. She is survived by her husband and beloved dancing partner of 29 years, Sal Rizzo; daughters, Ivy, Tracie and DeeDee; grandchildren, Mara, Brianne, Laura, Daniel, James, Amanda; and siblings, Nancy, Fred, Ellen and Barry. She was predeceased by a son, James Cobban; and sister, Betty Lou. She was a positive grassroots activist with a finger on the pulse of many organizations, lending her considerable intellect, energy, vitality and passion to the sustainability and preservation of the planet, access to quality education, literacy, the arts, and availability of health care and awareness of mental health issues. She was devoted to the empowerment of all people, especially for women. Emily was a long-time member of the League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island, acting as Co-President for several years, and was a founding member of Small Miracles, Coupeville’s Medical Support Fund which helps cover medical costs for those in need. Emily was an invaluable part of Coupeville’s culture, serving as President for a period of time with Coupeville Arts Center (now known as Pacific NorthWest Art

Marian is survived by son Chris Bartleson of Oak Harbor, WA, three daughters Dana Carrothers of Sammamish, WA, Heidi Bresson (Mike) of Spokane, WA, and Heather LeFriec (Andy) of Spokane; 5 grandchildren, Kennedy Carrothers, Cameron Carroth-

School), starting the annual Auction for the Arts. She taught ceramic arts to youth through the Arts Center, and also taught art to third-graders at Coupeville Elementary School. She taught adult art journaling workshops. She worked for Sno-Isle Library, Coupeville branch, serving as President of Friends of the Library, and was the program’s chair for many events, including the committee to build the new library. Emily was instrumental in Island County Historical Society’s fundraising for the new building and oversight of the new construction. She and her husband were active members of the Coupeville Festival Association and Emily was a founder of the Artist in Action program. She also led the program “Together We Can” and served as board member and shareholder of the newly formed Coupeville Examiner. As an elected Town Council member for Coupeville, she was actively involved with various design and historic preservation committees, and she successfully implemented an Interagency Council of Governments. An open house acknowledging Emily’s beautiful and generous spirit was held Sunday, November 20 at Wallin Funeral Home in Oak Harbor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any of the activities and organizations she loved so much.

MARIAN ELIZABETH BARTLESON Marian E. Bartleson passed away November 16, 2016 with her daughters by her side in Spokane, WA after a short battle with cancer. Marian was born on the Southern tip of Whidbey Island in the small community of Maxwelton January 26, 1936. Marian was the daughter of Marie and Leon Burley and the great granddaughter of William Pickering, Territorial Governor of Washington under Abraham Lincoln. She was the youngest of six children. Marian graduated from Langley High School in 1954. After high school, Marian continued her education at Everett Community College and Seattle Pacific University. Marian graduated with her teaching degree from Seattle Pacific University. While attending Everett CC, Marian met her husband, Wayne, who was studying to become a Mortician. Wayne and Marian were married in 1958. For a short time after, they lived in California where Wayne attended San Francisco College of Mortuary Science and Marian taught first grade. They returned to the Northwest and settled in Everett where Wayne was employed at Solie Funeral Home and Marian again taught school. They made their final move to Whidbey Island where they purchased the funeral home in Oak Harbor, WA from Ben Ronhaar and in 1962, opened a new facility, which stands today at Whidbey and Ely Street. During the next 22 years, they raised five children and operated Bartleson Funeral Home and Ambulance Service. Marian loved to tell stories of her experience as a Mortician’s wife and operating a funeral business. Marian was a talented vocalist and used her gift to sing at college recitals as well as many weddings, funerals, and the church choir. Her love of children led to many years of teaching first grade in California, Everett, and Oak Harbor Schools. She finished her teaching career at Crescent Harbor Elementary in Oak Harbor. Marian loved working with young children. Even after retirement, she enjoyed volunteering as a story time reader at many day care facilities in town. She was a member for many years of Polly Harpole Hospital Guild. Marian was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord. She was an active member of Oak Harbor Lutheran Church for over 50 years where she taught years of Sunday School, Bible School, and was a member of the Morning Glory Choir. Marian was a long-time member of the Oak Harbor community. Most weekday mornings you could find Marian walking with her walking group along City

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED. ers, Rory Bresson, Brookes Bresson, and Madeleine LeFriec; two sisters Janice Wildes and Joyce Funk, and brothers Wayne Burley and Richard Burley, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, son Eric, her parents, and brother Robert. A memorial service for Marian will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016, 11am at the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church with Rev. Jeffrey Spencer officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. The family suggests memorials to the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home. To share stories or leave condolences, please visit Marian’s Book of Memories page on the funeral home website at www.wallinfuneralhome.com

Island 911

Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! FRIDAY, October 28 10:00am, SW Swantown Ave. Requesting call regarding trash cans being thrown to the ground at location.

6:28am, NW Cathlamet Dr. Caller advising male subject is carrying three bicycles in the area.

12:45pm, NE 16th Ave. Caller found items in his brother’s vehicle’s trunk that didn’t belong to him.

THURSDAY, November 3 10:14am, SR 20 Reporting party advising male subject was throwing items out of his vehicle.

4:09pm, SW Mulberry Pl. Reporting male subject standing outside her apartment when she arrived home.

12:43pm, SW Barlow St. Reporting party advising female subject called reporting party names.

4:52pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising shoplifter is punching people at location.

2:45am, NE Kettle St. Reporting party requesting call to find out how to do his community service.

7:16pm, NE Goldie St. Reporting party advising male subject jumped into a ditch at location.

TUESDAY, November 8 9:48am, NW Illahee Dr. Requesting check on a green bucket with unknown contents at location.

7:17pm, SR 20 Caller reporting male subject is screaming at location. 10:19pm, NE Barron Dr. Reporting party advising subjects running around screaming into an air horn. 10:23pm, SW Swantown Ave. Caller reporting a street racer in the area. 11:16pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising subjects were throwing apples at location. SATURDAY, October 29 9:25am, SW Putman Dr. Received text message from unknown number stating “I see you and your kid.” 2:09pm, NE Midway Blvd. Reporting party advising customer ordered over $70 worth of food and wouldn’t pick it up from location. 3:51pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising his aunt smacked him and told him to get out of vehicle. SUNDAY, October 30 11:55PM, SR 20 Caller advising male subject was walking around, asking people for things. MONDAY, October 31 6:40am, SW Sunnyside Ave. Reporting ongoing issue with a dog barking at location. 8:09am, SW Fort Nugent Ave. Requesting contact regarding soda machine having been broken into. 9:16am, SR 20 Reporting suspicious box has been left at location. 7:33pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Reporting party advising a belligerent female subject is trying to fight others. WEDNESDAY, November 2

4:45pm, SE Fidalgo Ave. Caller requesting contact regarding suspicious emails they received. 6:31pm, NE Izett St. Reporting party requesting help with subject who is acting crazy at location. 7:30pm, SR 20 Advising female subject laying on the floor of location. WEDNESDAY, November 9 2:17am, SW Erie St. Reporting his girlfriend had been drinking and was acting crazy. 9:19am, NE Izett St. Caller advising is being assaulted by a subject who has special needs. 11:24am, SE Barrington Dr. Reporting party requesting check on boyfriend who is passed out. 12:46pm, NE Harvest Dr. Caller advising subjects are inside a condemned location. 1:35pm, SE Barrington Dr. Reporting a dryer on fire at location. 4:32pm, NW 2nd Ave. Caller reporting three juvenile subjects made hand gestures suggesting they wanted to fight. 4:36pm, N. Oak Harbor St. Advising subject called reporting party pretending to be someone else. 4:46pm, NE Midway Blvd. Reporting party advising male subject yelling and going through garbage. 7:12pm, SE Barrington Dr. Caller reporting hearing knocking on their door.

Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.


Film Shorts By Carey Ross Allied: The based-on-actual-events story of romance and resistance in 1924 North Africa and London between an intelligence officer and a French freedom fighter who were probably not nearly as breathtakingly beautiful as Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.  (R • 2 hrs. 1 min.) Almost Christmas: You might be thinking it’s too early for Christmas movies–but you’d be wrong. It is never too early. This one is your standard story of holiday-related familial dysfunction, this time starring Mo’Nique, Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, and more.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs.) Arrival: Denis Villeneuve, director of the upcoming "Blade Runner movie, helms this near-future, sci-fi, alien-invasion story featuring what is sure to be an Oscar-nominated performance by Amy Adams for her turn as a linguist attempting to communicate with our alien overlords.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 56 min.) Bad Santa: I want to believe critics are savaging this sequel to the 2003 film starring Billy Bob Thornton because they don’t get it. But they got it the first time around, so consider yourselves forewarned. But it’s probably worth the price of matinee admission to see Thornton don the Santa suit again.  (R • 1 hr. 32 min.) Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: This was supposed to be a triumph for director Ang Lee and his advocacy of super-highdefinition, 120-frame, 4K, 3D technology, but since only a couple of movie theaters possess the necessary equipment to play the film in that format, what we get instead is a half-baked war story.  (R • 1 hr. 50 min.) Bleed for This: The incredible true story of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza (played by Miles Teller), a boxer who returned to the ring just a year after suffering a paralyzing, near-fatal accident.  (R • 2 hrs. 56 min.) Doctor Strange: Marvel continues to be the undisputed ruler of comic-book adaptations, and this one, which introduces us to their most New Agey hero, Doctor Strange, will further burnish their crown. All I’ve gotta say is when you can entice four recent Oscar nominees (Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rachel McAdams) to star in your superhero movie, you’re doing everything right. 


Whidbey Weekly



Like us on:

360-679-4003 877-679-4003 www.seatacshuttle.com

(PG-13 • 1 hr. 55 min.) The Edge of Seventeen: Supposedly, this is a coming-of-age movie in the vein of "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club," which basically means it is a John Hughes rip-off–and a really good one, if all the bountiful critical acclaim is to be believed.  (R • 1 hr. 38 min.) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: J.K. Rowling returns to the big screen with a mostly excellent <i>Harry Potter</i> spinoff, a rich dose of fantasy that has arrived at that exact moment when many of us would like to escape from reality for a bit.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 12 min.) Hacksaw Ridge: Much as he did with "The Passion of the Christ," Mel Gibson makes another incredibly violent movie about a pacifist because irony is evidently his main artistic driver. I may question his motives and methods, but there’s no doubt Gibson knows how to tell a story so it stays told.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 10 min.) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back: Let’s all watch Tom Cruise drop some one-liners, do his own stunts and flash that famous grin and try to forget about all that weird Scientology stuff we learned about him from that HBO documentary.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 58 min.) Moana: Disney continues its way welcome deviation from the perfect princesses of yore, diving straight into a sea of girl power with this jaw-droppingly animated (I mean, it is Disney) story of a Pacific Islander–the titular Moana–who takes to the high seas in order to save her people.  (PG • 1 hr. 43 min.) The Take: A terrorism-themed action flick set in Paris might be a little uncomfortably ripped-from-the-headlines for some–luckily this film is corny as all hell. But it stars everyone’s movie-star boyfriend, Idris Elba, so as far as I’m concerned, that mitigates any number of flaws.  (R • 1 hr. 32 min.) Trolls: When I was a child, I bore such a strong resemblance to a treasure troll that certain members of my family still refer to me as the “troll child.” This movie stars my people. Finally, we are getting the fame and fortune we deserve.  (PG • 1 hr. 40 min.) For Oak Harbor and Anacortes theaters showings, please see www.fandango.com. For Blue Fox showings see ad on this page.

Your source for “What’s Happening” on Whidbey Island


“Look forfor the the greengreen cross”cross” “Look

Anacortes MMCWS Medical N atural Primary Care Medicine Naturopathic Physican Organic tested medicine dry medicine , oils, vapos, liquids, edibles, topicals

Medical Cannabis Collective Co-op


7656 S tate R oute 20 at Sharps Corner, Anacor tes

360-682-2341 • www.whidbeyweekly.com

ANACORTES NATURAL MEDICINE & ANACORTES CANNABIS 21+ MEDICAL & RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS • Medical patients receive 8.5% sales tax discount • Veterans receive 7.0% discount

MMCWS.com “The Official Site”

Medical Marijuana Authorization Specializing in cancer treatments and pain management MMCWS.com

“The Official Site” Medical 7656 State Route 20, Unit B MarijuanaCorner, Authorizaton at Sharp’s Anacortes


360-422-3623 Anacortes, Bellingham, Mount Vernon, ONLY BY APPOINTMENT Oak Harbor & Seattle

• Veteran & medical patients will receive a combined 15.5% discount

“YOUR HOME TOWN STORE” 7656 State Route 20, Unit A at Sharp’s Corner, Anacortes


Coming Soon: Freeland Cannabis Co. Freeland This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. marijuana can impair concentration,coordination and judgement. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associate with consumption of this product for use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of reach of children.

g n i w o h S w o N TRIPLE FEATURE

Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26 MOANA (PG) FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (PG-13) DOCTOR STRANGE (PG-13)



THIS WEEKS SPECIAL: 16” Hawaiian Pizza $12


360.682.2341 www.whidbeyweekly.com

Box Office & Snack Bar Opens At 4pm • 1st Movie Begins At 6pm ADMISSION 11 & OVER $6.50; KIDS 5-10 $1.00; 4 & UNDER FREE

360-675-5667 • www.bluefoxdrivein.com

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.






Basic Oil & Filter


Whidbey Weekly





Includes 4X4 & SUV

Most cars up to 5 qts. 5W20, 5W30, 10W30. Other grades extra. Some filters cost extra. Vehicles with Skid Plates may be extra. Plus $1 Environmental Disposal Fee.





$ 00

Flat Rate Auto Repair only $6995 per hour



Ask for De



At Hilltop Service Center we only repair and replace parts that are needed. We will not oversell or install unnecessary parts. We are highly trained brake technicians, not high pressure sales people.





4 cyl





6 cyl



8 cyl








Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.

Whidbey Residential Rentals, Inc. Serving North & South Whidbey’s Rental Needs

For a complete list of rentals, visit our website

www.whidbeyrentals.com 285 NE Midway Blvd • Suite 2 • Oak Harbor • 360-675-9596

SERVICES Whidbey Island Psychic: Specializing in Palm, Tarot, Clairvoyant, Chakra & Crystal Energy Readings. As well as all your meditation needs and love spells. Call (360) 593-8850 or visit www. PsychicAngelina.com for more information. Phone Readings upon request. $10 SPECIAL for palm & tarot readings (3)

MOTORCYCLES/ATVS ATV NO FEAR riding pants, like new, fancy with gold and black and white, $45 OBO cash only. Pictures available. (360) 632-6202

gmail.com. More info at our Facebook Page: https://www. facebook.com/NorthPugetSou ndDragonBoatClub?ref=hl Medical Marijuana patients unite; If you need assistance, advice, etc. please contact at 420patientnetworking@gmail. com. Local Whidbey Island help. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Homicide, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Identity Theft, Fraud, Human Trafficking, Home Invasion and other crimes not listed. Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims has Advocates ready to help. Please call (800) 346-7555. 24hr Crisis Line. Free Service.



Driver’s side window for Honda CRV, $20 OBO, cash only, pictures available. (360) 632-6202

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN: Regency On Whidbey is seeking a Maintenance Technician who is versatile in all fields, including but not limited to, general handyman skills, carpentry, painting, basic repairs, landscaping and physical maintenance of the residential community. Organized and computer/technology savvy a plus. Will train the right person. Must be dependable, punctual, friendly and have great communication skills. Must be 18 years old and pass

ANNOUNCEMENTS Be the difference in a child's life and become a foster parent today! Service Alternatives is looking for caring, loving, and supportive families to support foster children. (425) 923-0451 or mostermick@ servalt-cfs.com The Whidbey Island community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Saturdays at the Oak Harbor Marina, 8:45am. Contact njlish@

Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.46)































4 5

1 8

8 9

1 6

6 9











4 6








1 4








8 5




7 2 5


3 4 8


a background check. Please apply in person at 1040 SW Kimball Dr. Oak Harbor, WA 98277 (3)

ing ceiling light. Good condition, hard to find. Wonderful for your collection or decor, $100. Jenn (360) 678-7108 (1)



Two Electric Organs: 1 Conn Organ; second manufacturer unknown. Both in good condition. Must have proper help and transportation to move. $200 each. Call (360) 6785387 or (360) 632-2702 (0)

Lawn mover bag and chute for John Deer STX38 riding lawn mover. $450 New, asking $200. Call Jason at (425) 5302873 (1) Straw Hay for Sale: Good for bedding, erosion control, mulch, etc. $3 per bale. 20 bale minimum. (360) 321-1624 Perma Mulch rubber edging, 9 strips, each 10’ long, $7 each roll. Call (360) 678-1167

LESSONS Guitar lessons: Looking for guitar students who would like to learn how to play or upgrade their current playing skills. All genre taught, oneon-one instruction, beginners welcome. Call Scott, (360) 675-5470. Setup and consultation free with first session. Lessons last 1-hr each.

HOME FURNISHINGS Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. vintage faux 2 ox yoke hangNo Cheating!

MISCELLANEOUS Prism kite bag, very good condition, $60 cash only. (360) 632-6202 Looking for Xmas, Bday, Father's Day, or just Gifts in general? These are LOCAL made crafts, I have about 50-60 of these available. They are $16.00/ea, plus shipping if

you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6"W X 17”L. Contact me at ljohn60@gmail.com. Hand-crafted wood model logging truck. In excellent condition. 6.5” x 32” x 9” in size. Photos available, $50. Call (360) 678-1167

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Personalized Pet Care: No kennels, fun and loving home, 18 years experience. Knowledgable, great rates! Located between Oak Harbor and Coupeville in beautiful Penn Cove. Call Terry Ann for a meet & greet! (360) 720-2507. References on request (4) Horse Tack For Sale: New rain blankets, saddles/girths, bare-back pads, halter/ropes, half chaps, spurs, rubber boots and feeders. Also, quarter

horse gelding for lease. For more information call (360) 678-4124 (0) Excellent Grass Hay for Sale. Good for horses, $7 per bale, 20 bale minimum. (360) 3211624 If you or someone you know needs help in feeding pet(s), WAIF Pet Food Banks may be able to help. Pet Food Banks are located at WAIF thrift stores in Oak Harbor (50 NE Midway Blvd) and Freeland (1660 Roberta Ave) and are generously stocked by donations from the community. If you need assistance, please stop by.

FREE Full size box frame (Simmons) and steel bed frame. Very clean box frame. Julie (360) 969-9266 (0)


Whidbey Weekly Classified Department PO Box 1098 Oak Harbor, WA 98277

E-Mail............classifieds@whidbeyweekly.com Telephone..................................(360)682-2341 Fax.............................................(360)682-2344 PLEASE CALL WHEN YOUR ITEMS HAVE SOLD.

Please try to limit your classified to 30 words or less, (amounts and phone numbers are counted as words) we will help edit if necessary. We charge $10/week for Vehicles, Boats, Motorcycles, RVs, Real Estate Rental/Sales, Business Classifieds and any items selling $1,000 and above. We do charge $25 to include a photo. The FREE classified space is not for business use. No classified is accepted without phone number. We reserve the right to not publish classifieds that are in bad taste or of questionable content. All free classifieds will be published twice consecutively. If you would like your ad to be published more often, you must resubmit it. Deadline for all submissions is one week prior to issue date.

DID YOU KNOW MOST CLASSIFIED ADS ARE FREE? Contact us for more info! classifieds@whidbeyweekly.com

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.


Whidbey Weekly

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED.

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.